Course: Strategy and Tactics by 1wb4rf04


									Name:                 Strategy and Tactics
Course Description:   This course provides an in-depth analysis of the principles of fire control
                      through utilization of personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents on the
                      fire ground.
Prerequisite:         Principles of Emergency Services
Outcomes:             1.     Demonstrate (verbally and written) knowledge of fire behavior and
                             the chemistry of fire.

                      2.     Articulate the main components of pre-fire planning and identify
                             steps during a pre-fire plan review.

                      3.     Recall the basics of building construction and how they interrelate to
                             pre-fire planning.

                      4.     Recall major steps taken during size-up and identify the order in
                             which they will take place at an incident.

                      5.     Recognize and articulate the importance of fire ground

                      6.     Identify and define the main functions within the ICS system and
                             how they interrelate during an incident.

                      7.     Given different scenarios, the student will set up an ICS, call for
                             appropriate resources and bring the scenario to a mitigated or
                             controlled conclusion.

                      8.     Identify and analyze the major causes involved in line of duty
                             firefighter deaths related to health, wellness, fitness and vehicle
Suggested Student     Command and Control of Fires and Emergencies (and Study Guide);
Texts:                  Vincent Dunn, Pennwell, 1999
                      Firefighting Strategy and Tactics; James Angle, Thompson, 2000
                      Fire Command: The Essentials of Local IMS; NFPA, 2002
                      Fire Officers Handbook of Tactics; John Norman, Pennwell, 1998
                      Incident Management for the Street-Smart Fire Officer; John "Skip"
                        Coleman, Pennwell, 1997
                      Managing Major Fires; John "Skip" Coleman, Pennwell, 2001
                      Strategic and Tactical Considerations on the Fire Ground (and Instructor’s
                        Guide); James Smith, Brady, 2002
                      Strategic and Tactical Considerations on the Fire Ground Study Guide;
                         James Smith, Trafford Press, 2002
Supporting          U.S. Fire Administration
References/Research Building Construction, Combustible & Non Combustible CDROM, U. S.
for Faculty and     Fire Administration
                    See Fire Protection, Fire Service Administration, Fire Service Operations,
                    Hazardous Materials, Health and Safety, Rescue, Terrorism, Training,
                    Applied Research:
                    Research Reports:
                    Technical Reports:
                    Topical Fire Research Series:
                    Learning Resource Center:
                    National Institute for Standards and Technology
                    Lessons Learned Information Sharing:
                    Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations; NFA
                    Current Events/News
Assessment:         Students will be evaluated for mastery of learning objectives by methods of
                    evaluation to be determined by the instructor.
Points of Contact:       Judith G. Kuleta, Bellevue Community College, Washington
                         (425) 564-2515,
                         Terry Koeper, Crafton Hills College, California
                         (909) 389-3261,

                         Revision 11/05
Course Outline
Strategy and Tactics

I.     Fire Chemistry Terms and Concepts

       A.       Heat Transfer
       B.       Principle Fire Characteristics of Materials
       C.       Fire Classifications

II.    Extinguishing Equipment

       A.       Extinguishing Equipment
       B.       Fire Apparatus
       C.       Personnel Requirement

III.   Visual Perception

       A.       Pre-planning
       B.       Size-up

IV.    Pre-Fire Planning

       A.       Concept
       B.       Phases
       C.       Methods
       D.       Format
       E.       Occupancy Classifications
       F.       Building Types

V.     Basic Divisions of Tactics

       A.       Size-up

                1. Facts
                2. Probabilities
                3. Own Situation
                4. Decision
                5. Plan of Operation

VI.    Rescue

       A.       Life Safety Problems of Fire
       B.       Determination of Life Hazard
       C.       Rescue Resources and Operations

VII.   Exposures

       A.       Principle Contributing Factors
       B.       Exposure Protection Operations
VIII.   Confinement

        A.        Fire Separations
        B.        Fire Loading
        C.        Built-in Protection
        D.        Operations

IX.     Ventilation

        A.        Relationship to Objectives
        B.        Equipment
        C.        Roof Types
        D.        Methods

X.      Salvage

        A.        Relationship to Objectives
        B.        Equipment
        C.        Operations During Fire
        D.        Operations After Fire

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